from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various herbs of the genus Angelica in the parsley family, having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels, especially A. archangelica, whose roots and fruits are used in flavoring liqueurs and whose stems are candied and eaten.
- n. The edible stem, leaf, or root of Angelica archangelica.
- n. A sweet white wine or liqueur.
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- n. A tall plant, with hollow stems, genus Angelica, especially the garden angelica (Angelica archangelica).
- n. Candied stems of the plant, used to decorate cookies.
Medieval Latin (herba) angelica, angelic (herb), angelica, from Late Latin, feminine of angelicus, angelic, from Late Greek angelikos, from Greek, of a messenger, from angelos, messenger.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)